Support Hojojutsu Book Publication

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My name is Luke Crocker and I am an independent martial arts researcher from Ontario Canada and have a 20 year background in many martial arts. About five years ago I started on my dream to become a University professor in Japanese language, and have been conducting amateur translations ever since even being occasionally commissioned for private work several times.

One of these commissioned projects was a small document on the Japanese warriors art of rope arresting techniques. In having finished that project I had developed a strong curiosity on the subject and decided to delve further. After much correspondence with many interesting and amazing people in the field, I had learned of Fujita Seiko's publication "Zukai Torinawajutsu", what has been described as an encyclopedia of the subject. I also learned that although there is a tremendous demand for an English translation of this publication, no one has made this available.

So armed with my background in the martial arts, my keen interest in this art, and my life's ambition on the line, I decided to translate this book. However, as this book is about 320 pages long, it would have demanded a tremendous amount of time to complete the project, so I decided to go down the crowdfunding route.

So this campaign is in order to fund the purchasing of books and reference material as well as compensating for the time spent writing, editing, illustrating, etc. I am confident that anyone who has seen or read my past work will know that the content that I produce and my attention to detail will make this a product worth having on the bookshelf.

An example of my work from my own notes (The end product will be higher resolution and better refined): http://bit.ly/ExampleChapter01

The best way to see some of my other work is to visit the "Classical Martial Arts Research Academy's Facebook Page, my Official CMARA Website, or finally, my ResearchGate Profile.

For the donations there will also be rewards upon completion of the project as per GoFundMe's Rewards system! Also, any one who donates will, unless otherwise noted, have their names added to a "Sponsors who made this project possible" page.
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Someone notified me that I should do a video on "What is Hojojutsu", and I'm surprised that I hadn't already made one. So here it is: Introduction to Hojojutsu, the short version (and still ran on and on)

- Gudkarma ( https://www.patreon.com/gudkarma)
What is Hojojutsu?
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Day two of full time translations...

Polished off chapter five yesterday and changed how I'm going about all the image formatting, so this will speed things up and look better in the end.

Though it seems like I'm only on chapter Six, in reality it's more like chapter eleven as I've already done many of the later chapters previously for various points of interest!

So this project is about 50% done now!
Chapter Six today!
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Big breakthrough in formatting the book!
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Recently unemployed, so I intend to get this project done in very short time!
Back to the books!
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$320 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 69 months
Created March 8, 2013
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66 months ago
Douglas Walker
66 months ago


Laura Di Piazza
66 months ago

Alles Gute!

Arjan F. Tervoort
66 months ago

I wish you a lot of succes in translating this work and look forward to see the result.

Isabelle Picard
66 months ago

Looking forward to the final result of this project. This will be an insightful and fascinating read!

Colin Griffiths
66 months ago

I would love a copy of this translation; Fujita Seiko's Zukai Hojojutsu; good luck!

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